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Arnold School faculty members to serve as principal investigators on 14 projects supported by 2018 ASPIRE grants

May 16, 2017 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

Faculty members from across the Arnold School received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program. The internal, competitive program received 185 proposals from USC faculty researchers for this cycle, awarding grants to 78 of the proposals after evaluation by faculty review committees.

ASPIRE awards are designed to enhance USC’s research capabilities. They do so by investing in USC faculty by helping them begin promising new research endeavors for later external funding (ASPIRE I: Innovation), build up a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project (ASPIRE II: Integration), and/or invest in the University’s research infrastructure (ASPIRE III: Infrastructure). 

“The ASPIRE program has been so successful, it’s really very impressive,” said USC Vice President for Research, Prakash Nagarkatti. “I have to credit the outstanding USC faculty members who have received ASPIRE grants and used them to build up research data and interdisciplinary relationships they needed to successfully garner external funding dollars later. I have confidence that the 2018 ASPIRE recipients will continue this pattern of accomplishment, and I congratulate them on their success.”

The 2018 ASPIRE recipients include the following Arnold School faculty members.

2018 ASPIRE-I: Innovation recipients

Sub-track I, junior faculty development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Ehlers, Diane

The effects of aerobic exercise on executive function in breast cancer survivors: A pilot randomized trial

Exercise Science

Koh, Ho-Jin

The Role of Tribbles 3 on Exercise Training-induced Beige Fat Formation

Exercise Science

Lane-Cordova, Abbi

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and placental health

Exercise Science

Mann, Emily

Navigating Conflicting Narratives of Risk: Exploring the Experiences of Women of Advanced Maternal Age

Health Promotion, Education & Behavior

Pellegrini, Christine

Promoting Physical Activity via Physical Therapist Following Knee Replacement

Exercise Science

 

Sub-track IIA, research faculty development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Harrington, Shana

Early Rehabilitation Program within a Regional Health System for Women with Breast Cancer to Improve Upper Extremity Strength, Arm Volume, Upper Extremity Function, and Pain: A Pragmatic Clinical Trial

Exercise Science

Wirth, Michael

Qualitative Exploration of Future and Current Nurses Perceptions and Experiences on the Transition into the Nursing Workforce

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

Sub-track IIB, postdoctoral scholar development

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Deming, Michelle

Health Care Providers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Delivery of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for the Prevention of HIV after Sexual Assault

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Ingram, Ladrea

A life course approach to examining the intersections of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), race/ethnicity and intergenerational trauma in young African American women living with HIV

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Wang, Jingjing

Investigation of size-dependent toxicity, uptake, and stability of platinum nanoparticles in Daphnia magna

Environmental Health Sciences

 

Sub-track IV, senior faculty exploration

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Eberth, Jan

Implementation of Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening: A Pilot Study

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Robillard, Alyssa

HIV Stigma-Related Trauma in African-American HIV-Positive Women: A Mixed Method Approach to Measure Development

 

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Rudisill, Anne

The Clinical and Economic Impact of a Lifestyle Medicine-Based Wellness Program to Treat Severe Obesity

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior


ASPIRE-II: Integration recipients

Principal Investigator

Title

Department

Norman, Robert

·        Shamia Hoque, Civil and Environmental Engineering

·        Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Temporal Dynamics of Antibiotic and Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria Emissions From Municipal Sewage

Environmental Health Sciences